Everything we have belongs to God, and we are simply managing those resources while here on earth. Through our tithes and offerings, we demonstrate in a tangible way our love for God and our neighbors. Each year, we ask our members to commit to their tithes and offerings for the coming year in support of our church’s ministry and mission. We do this for three reasons:
- All we have is a gift from God, so we believe that giving to God’s work is an act of worship.
- At First United Methodist Church, giving is part of our discipleship pathway. The church does not specify how much an individual should give, but we hope each person will commit a percentage of their income and increase that amount as they are able.
- Annual giving makes possible: worship, programs for children and students, Bible studies, small groups, pastoral care and support, and community projects.